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Milk ATMs launched in schools

By Jovita Mirembe

Added 5th November 2016 11:21 AM

The milk is pasteurized and ready to drink from as low as sh400

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Due to high poverty rates in the country, many parents cannot afford milk for their children every day because of its high cost yet it’s one of the nutritive foods they need at their age.

taff operating one of the milk s hoto by ovita irembe Staff operating one of the milk ATMs. Photo by Jovita Mirembe

 

This is the reason why  New Food Company have come up with the idea of installing milk ATMs in both primary and secondary schools at a low cost so that children can have an opportunity to consume it at least every day instead of consuming soda and juices which are not as nutritive.

New Food operations manager Aguma Rebecca Gumisiriza while addressing students at Kololo Senior Secondary School said the company is a milk logistics company which acts as a middle man between the processor and the final consumer.

“In this way we therefore purchase the milk from Mama Omulungi diaries and Premier diaries and then place it in our milk ATMs. This milk which we named Moo Milk is pasteurized and ready to drink from as low as sh400 to help feed the children.

tudents lining up for a taste of the milk hoto by ovita irembe Students lining up for a taste of the milk. Photo by Jovita Mirembe

 

The milk ATMs have a money pad which is pressed by the operator to bring out the desired milk at a particular cost” Gumisiriza said.

New Food managing director Phillip Gasatura said the installation of these milk ATMs is free of charge at the schools and they are also provided with an operator.

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